Tuesday we began hearing from Regina, who is called "Volunteer Zero" because she was on board even before Sandy hit Bergen County. Though her house sustained 6 feet of water in the basement and she would be without power for 11 days, she was instrumental in moving many seniors and their pets into shelters that would take them (the Red Cross rules prohibit animals).
Then we were divided into two groups. One went back to the trailer while the other went to Little Ferry School to work on sprucing up the exterior that had recently been landscaped.
The work at the school entailed staining the decking using deck resurfacing.
At the trailer the roof was framed and sheathed. This entailed cutting pieces that could form a slightly pitched roof.
Inside, the floor needed to be removed so that new subflooring can be laid.
In the evening, the members of Rutherford Congregational UCC provided a meal of salad, lasagne, ham, bread and dessert.
The Mission Team of Zion UCC lives out James's command to "be doers of the word, and not merely hearers."